MEPCO - NI LABVIEW ACADEMY

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The NI LabVIEW (Laboratory Virtual Instrumentation Engineering Workbench) Academy is a tailored version of an Internationally recognized curriculum created by National Instruments (NI) - one of the world’s leading providers of software and hardware for Measurement and Control.

Principal Dr.S.Arivazhagan initiated setting up of NI LABVIEW ACADEMY in Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department of Mepco Schlenk Engineering College with the support from National Instruments (NI) Corporation, USA.  This academy was initiated by signing MOU with National Instruments in September, 2014 and Purchase of software and related hardware as per the academy requirements. The sufficient workspace, requirements and support have been provided by the college management immediately.

         The MEPCO - NI Labview Academy will enable both students and faculty to prepare for Certified LabVIEW Associate Developer (CLAD). Students and faculty can take up NI Certified LabVIEW Associate Developer (CLAD) exam in this Academy.

OBJECTIVES:

  • Conducting Training on LabVIEW software and related hardware
  • Facilitating participants to take CLAD exam.
  • To Facilitate NI certification to Faculty and students on NI LabVIEW graphical programming and interface with measurement and control hardware. Multiple departments (ECE, EEE, EIE, ICE, MECH and CSE) can use the facility of Academy.
  • Conducting workshops and Seminars on LabVIEW for the staff and research scholars.

BENEFITS TO STUDENTS:

  • Learn curriculum requirement with hands on exercises  and get globally recognized certification
  • Do experiments beyond the curriculum
  • Do in-house final year real time project
  • Placement opportunity to get in to core engineering industries with help from NI Corporation
  • Competing with globally challenging students with strong knowledge in fundamentals
  • Participating in National & International Conferences

ADVANTAGES OF USING LABVIEW

  • Increased flexibility
  • Saves time and money
  • Faster development  
  • Better investment
  • Easier solutions    
  • Complete environment
  • Numerous Add-On software product

NI LABVIEW ACADEMY - Outcome

M/s. NI LabVIEW Academy, Bangalore organized 3 days refreshing course on NI LabVIEW software for our 38 faculty and 1 final year EEE Student through M/s.VI Solutions, Bangalore during 18-07-2015 to 20-07-2015.  Online NI LabVIEW CLAD exam was conducted by NI LabVIEW Academy System, USA on 22-07-2015 in our NI LabVIEW Academy Centre on 22-07-2015 for our 38 faculty and 1 final year EEE Student.  7 Faculty and 1 Student received the certificate individually from NI LabVIEW Academy System, USA and  7 Faculty (3 Faculty from EEE, 3 Faculty from ECE and 1 Faculty from CSE) and 40 EEE and 5 ECE Students completed the CLAD exam successfully during 2016.

Received the Project  on "Internet of Things Based Smart Traffic Monitoring and Control in Intelligent Transportation System," by our faculty  J. Senthil Kumar and J. Dani Reagan Vivek  through NI Grant Program ($ 50,000 USD) for Academic Research.

Student Training Programme on NI LabVIEW PROGRAMMING    

 

Organized Faculty Training Programme on NI LabVIEW Software during November 10 -14, 2014 through Mepco NI LabVIEW Academy center. Mr. V.Sunil kamar, Proprietor and Mr. A. Manimaran, Sr.Application Engineer of VI Solutions, Bangalore which is the partner organization of NI LabVIEW Academy are the trainers. They have taken all the sessions with relevant theory and hands on training. 39 of our faculties from various departments (EEE-12, ECE-9, Mech-5, Civil-2, CSE-4, IT-4, Phy-2, MCA-1) participated in the training program. The Training program was inaugurated by Principal Dr.S.Arivazhagan M.E, PhD.  The first session was conducted by   Mr.A. Sunil kamar,which was about the basics and the various features of LabVIEW. 

Organized Training Programme on NI LabVIEW PROGRAMMING during June 30 –July 2, 2016 through Mepco NI LabVIEW Academy Center. This Training programme was handled by Er.A.Manimaran, Sr.Applications Engineer, VI Solutions, Bangalore which is the partner organization of National Instruments. He handled all the sessions for three days which includes the basic programming concepts in NI LabVIEW. 30 students from EEE department attended the training program.

The following students cleared the Certified LabVIEW Associate Developer Examination (CLAD Examination) conducted by National Instruments Systems, USA on 15-7-2016 in our NI LabVIEW Academy Centre.

   

 The following students cleared the Certified LabVIEW Associate Developer Examination (CLAD Examination) conducted by National Instruments Systems, USA on 22-7-2015 in our NI LabVIEW Academy Centre.

 List of Training Conducted under MEPCO NI LabVIEW Academy with details:

  • A Three day Faculty Development Programme on “NI LabVIEW Hardware (myDaq & myRio)” during June 22-24, 2016 was organised. 27 Faculties from EEE, ECE, IT, CSE departments have participated.
  • One week Value added course on “Application of LabVIEW for signal processing” during 12-12-2016 to 17-12-2016 was conducted. 20 ECE students were trained.
  • Two days Workshop on “Hardware in the loop simulation for Power Electronics & Control application using LabVIEW” during 16/12/2016 to 17/12/2016 was conducted. 43 Faculties from various engineering colleges from Tamil Nadu have participated.
  • Three day workshop on “Sensor Interfacing and Controllers Implementation using LabVIEW” during 22/02/2017 to 24/02/2017 was conducted. 37 Faculties and PG Students from various engineering college from Tamil Nadu have participated.

During 2016-2017:

No. of Students Trained: 53

No. of Students Certified: 37.

The following III Year EEE & ECE students for havingsuccessfully cleared the Certified LabVIEW Associate Developer Examination (CLAD Examination) conducted by National Instruments Systems, USA on 22-02-2017 in our NI LabVIEW Academy Centre.

Sl.No.

Roll No.

Name of the Student

Branch

Section

1

14BEE002

Alagu Sivakami Sundari S

EEE

A

2

14BEE017

Sowmiya V

EEE

A

3

14BEE039

Sathish Raja C

EEE

A

4

14BEE006

Karthika Indhuja K

EEE

A

5

14BEE053

Narmatha N

EEE

B

6

14BEE018

Srimathy R

EEE

A

7

14BEE057

Reshmi R

EEE

B

8

14BEE031

Madhan Raj T

EEE

A

9

14BEE038

Robinson S

EEE

A

10

14BEE040

Siva Kumar V

EEE

A

11

14BEE061

Swetha T

EEE

B

12

14BEEL17

Sivagangadharan S

EEE

C

13

14BEE012

Prasanna R T

EEE

A

14

14BEE062

Uma Nachiar L

EEE

B

15

14BEE068

Haribran M

EEE

B

16

14BEE078

Swathi C

EEE

B

17

14BEE079

Sri Viswa S

EEE

B

18

14BEE084

Vimaladhithan R

EEE

B

19

14BEE103

Sivasankari T

EEE

C

20

14BEE022

Ajay Kumar M

EEE

A

21

14BEE035

Rahul N.M.

EEE

A

22

14BEE093

Jennifer M

EEE

C

23

14BEE099

Raja Pavithra T

EEE

C

24

14BEE014

Rajalakshmi S

EEE

A

25

14BEE019

Sujani J

EEE

A

26

14BEE020

Swathi S

EEE

A

27

14BEE021

Yeshwanthi S

EEE

A

28

14BEE005

Anusha N

EEE

A

29

14BEE041

Thanga Prabu S

EEE

A

30

14BEE102

Sivaranjani S

EEE

C

31

14BEE126

Hinthuja S

EEE

C

32

14BEEL21

Venkadagiri G

EEE

C

33

14BEC065

Manjula D

ECE

B

34

14BEC021

Prabhabathi Devi C

ECE

A

35

14BEC025

Rubika P

ECE

A

36

14BEC031

Suruthy E

ECE

A

37

14BEC068

Muthugeetha K

ECE

B

  • M.Hemapriyadarshini, EEE Student (2016-2017) for havingsuccessfully cleared the Certified LabVIEW Developer Examination (CLD Examination) conducted by National Instruments Systems, USA on 24-04-2017.

Outcomes and Feedback

  • C.Gayathiri, EEE Student (2015-2016) attended internship at “Optithought, Chennai from 18/1/16 to semester end.
  • One Day workshop on “NI MULTISIM” was conducted on the occasion of Technical Festival GyanMitra’16 in February 2016.
  • The following 7 EEE and 7ECE students (2016-2017) got placement in W2B, a LabVIEW based company.
  • S.Raakesh, EEE Student (2016-2017) is attending internship at “Zentron Labs”, Bangalore from 15/12/2016.
  • M.Hemapriyadarshi, EEE Student (2016-2017) is attending internship at NI Bangalore, from  23-01-2017.
  • Received the Project on " Design of Array Antenna to Mitigate Excessive Radiation from Mobile Tower," by our faculty Dr.S. Anand and J. Senthil Kumar through NI Grant Program ($ 50,000 USD) for Academic Research in 2016.
  • C.Gayathiri, EEE Student (2015-2016) attended internship at “Optithought, Chennai from 18/1/16 to semester end.
 
 
 
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